AMINE – GOOD FOR YOU
After featuring on this year’s XXL Freshman Class roster, Anime’s Good For You has garnered a significant level of hype surrounding the release. The quirky Portland rapper has managed to score features from Ty Dolla $ign, Offset, Kehlani, and more for this full length debut and we’ve been bumping the single Caroline for months now – Good For You may just be, great.
LANA DEL REY – LUST FOR LIFE
The undisputed queen of enigmatic, summer-haze drenched pop made her rightful return to the throne earlier this year with the single Love. Lust For Life sees features from A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti and The Weeknd and is receiving serious acclaim from Lana fanatics, filling in the many gaps 2015’s Honeymoon left empty.
TYLER THE CREATOR – FLOWER BOY
As one of hip hop’s most interesting figures, Tyler, The Creator’s album release was always going to be surrounded with conspiracy and speculation. The album supposedly leaked weeks before the release, revealed lyrics surrounding Tyler’s sexuality and was promoted under the title Scum F*ck Flower Boy – despite the drama it’s receiving a wealth of praise 2015’s polarising Cherry Bomb failed to reach.
METRO BOOMIN & NAV – PERFECT TIMING
Metro Boomin has literally been the mastermind behind some of the last year’s biggest tracks (Mask Off, Congratulations, Bad and Boujee.…). Perfect Timing sees the producer team up with XO signee, NAV for a feature packed mixtape.
21 SAVAGE – ISSA
Yes, it may be named after a meme but, 21 Savage sure knows how to write a banger. Issa pretty good album, we promise.
VERA BLUE – PERENNIAL
Vera Blue is the sound of festival season. Her emotionally intense yet laid back take on hypnotic vocal driven indie-tronica takes it’s own form on Perennial, a huge indication as to why the songstress is currently dominating the Triple J airwaves.
HAIM – SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
The world has waited on the edge of it’s seat for the last 4 years, awaiting the triumphant return of the coolest siblings in music. Something To Tell You takes cues from smooth RnB, indie rock and heartbreak to form a musically rich conglomerate that already feels like a milestone release.
FRENCH MONTANA – JUNGLE RULES
French has seen plenty of setbacks in his career (buying Selena Gomez’ mansion was NOT one of them) but Jungle Rules could just be the album to see him reach the heights he’s always had his eyes set on.